Physics Seminar: Trapping the Sun with Nanotechnology in Solar Cells

Posted on 11/8/2016 11:47:25 AM

Atilla Ozgur Cakmak (Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization) is the featured speaker for the Physics Colloquium on Friday, November 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Weyandt 331. The title of the talk is “Mission Impossible: Trapping the Sun with Nanotechnology in Solar Cells.”

Energy output from Sun is the best resource with greatest potentials to help meet the global-energy needs. Cakmak’s presentation will discuss the importance of the nanostructures for light trapping for designing ultra-thin novel solar cells.

The multidisciplinary research opportunities in nanotechnology, which enable the driving force for research in solar cells at Penn State University, will be presented. Other supportive steps like one-year, non-thesis master’s degree at Penn State, and an NMT capstone semester are new to this program.

Department of Physics